Cleveland’s Finest Ritual Doom Metal Band FRAYLE Featuring Gwyn Strang & Sean Bilovecky (formerly Disengage) Record Release Show at the Grog Shop September 24

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Cleveland’s Finest Ritual Doom Metal Band


Featuring Gwyn Strang & Sean Bilovecky (formerly Disengage)

Record Release Show at the Grog Shop September 24

Skin & Sorrow Drops September 23 Via Aqualamb Records

FRAYLE Skin & Sorrow Record Release Show

with special guests RELAXER and REBREATHER

Saturday,  September 24th

The Grog Shop

2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard

Cleveland Heights OH 44106

All Ages – Doors 7pm – Show 8 pm – Tickets $12 ADV/$15 DOS

“The record release show for our upcoming album Skin & Sorrow on September 24th also happens to be the 30th anniversary of our favorite Cleveland venue The Grog Shop. We have been seeing shows and playing at The Grog Shop for years and are honored to be a part of their 30th birthday. We will be playing songs off our new record live for the first time ever.” – FRAYLE

About Frayle:

Heavy, Low, & Witchy. Frayle is a doom, sludge band from Cleveland, formed in 2017 by guitarist Sean Bilovecky (ex-DISENGAGE) and singer Gwyn Strang. They draw their inspiration from bands like Sleep, Portishead, Bjork, Kyuss, & Black Sabbath. Frayle makes music for the night sky.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frayleband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frayle_band

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frayle_band/

Skin & Sorrow was fully written and recorded by Bilovecky and Strang from the third floor of their own studio, on the edge of Cleveland, surrounded by ancient lakes and woods that echo the howls of coyotes. The band is rounded out live by Jason Knotek on bass and Jon Vinson on drums.


The record follows Frayle’s groundbreaking debut 1692 in 2020 that further introduced the world to their penchant for creating “lullabies over chaos.” Tracks feature Strang’s ambient vocals laid over the voluminous instrumentals of Bilovecky (formerly of Disengage), morphing into disturbing harmonies best described as music for the night sky and are poised to dominate the doom circuit.


In addition to haunting original tracks that push heavy music into new dimensions (an inspirational mix of Sleep and Portishead, or Black Sabbath and Bjork), the duo is known for their cryptic covers including takes on Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” and Bauhaus’ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.”


Their passioned creations have caught the attention of Revolver who named the band “one of the five artists you need to know in April” as seen HERE, who called their previously-released title track “eerie and ethereal for its first half, but slowly lets more crunchy fuzz into the fold that builds up to a detonating finish with gobs of spiritual atmosphere.” As well Metal Hammer has heralded Frayle as “the new face of doom” in their latest issue.


Recently, Frayle signed to The Oracle Management, now part of the roster that also includes Cradle of Filth, DevilDriver, Jinjer, Wednesday 13 and more hard rock and metal acts all represented by co-owners of The Oracle Management Dez and Anahstasia Fafara. In one of the first orders of business, Frayle joined on for Cradle of Filth’s “Existence Is Futile” Headlining Tour.


The track listing for Skin & Sorrow includes:

1.   Treacle & Revenge

2.   Bright Eyes

3.   Skin & Sorrow

4.   Ipecac

5.   Stars

6.   Roses

7.   Sacrifant

8.   All The Things I Was

9.   Song For The Dead

10.  Perfect Wound


Presales for Skin & Sorrow are available now at Aqualamb Records’ website with iridescent, metallic blue, metallic turquoise and metallic violet vinyl variants, CD and digital options. dditional Europe only vinyl variants will be coming via Lay Bare Recordings. Each purchase comes with an accompanying 100-page book filled with lush artwork, drawings, lyrics and additional content to get inside the mind of Frayle and the creative process.

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